As we embark on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sisters Network® Inc. is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary as the only National African American Breast Cancer survivorship organization in the United States.
Over the last 25 years, Sisters Network’s National leadership and affiliate chapter members have made a significant impact by remaining committed to the organization’s mission to increase local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.
According to the American Cancer Society, though Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate than white women, Black women are 42% more like to die of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women, and an estimated 33,840 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2019.
This year, Black women will make up 12.5% of all new breast cancer cases and 15.5% of all breast cancer deaths. Additionally, the overall 5-year relative survival rate for